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Royal Decree to Develop Saudi Litigation

Royal Decree to Develop Saudi Litigation

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 07:15
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a written message to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, to attend the closing ceremony of King Abdulaziz Camel Festival to be held on the first of February.

The message was delivered by Saudi Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Fayez during a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait at Bayan palace on Wednesday.

King Salman issued a royal decree in coordination with the Ministry of Justice that requires all government bodies and authorities to limit the requirements for issuing case closer in the courts.

The Ministry of Justice issued a statement explaining the royal decree which directed that a mechanism must be developed to replace submitting applications for case closer.

The mechanism is expected to be ready within no more than 90 days to limit the overflow of proceedings and disputes at the court.

The Ministry said the royal decree supported the goal of “limiting the flow of lawsuits in courts,” which is part of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and Vision 2030.

“In addition to that, some case closer and disclaimers can easily be finalized without involving the court, and in a manner that serves the purpose of the government bodies submitting these case closer,” it added.

The statement pointed out that more than 20 kinds of case closer requests from almost 30 government bodies and others are sent to the courts without coordinating with the Ministry of Justice.

The ministry highlighted that the royal decree concerns all government departments and bodies and aims to review decisions issued by courts for case closer, improve the performance of these bodies in terms of verifying facts, and making the right decision.

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